HUNTINGTON BEACH ( – A stretch of coastline between Huntington State Beach and Newport Beach was closed to swimmers and surfers after a sewage spill, officials announced Tuesday.

The 1,800-gallon spill was caused by the failure of a sewage lift station on a private property, the Orange County Health Care Agency reported.

The closure extended from Talbert Channel in Huntington State Beach to Highland Street in the city of Newport Beach, a distance of approximately a half-mile. No ocean water contact was allowed in this area.

The closure would last for a minimum of three days, the HCA said. More testing would be conducted to determine when the water quality was up to standard.

For more information on the closure, call 714-433-6400 or visit


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